Monster Sunspot’s Flare Strong Enough to Confuse Satellites

The flare triggered a radiation storm intense enough to also cause radio blackouts. ‘

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Image: Sunspot AR 1476 compared to the size of Jupiter.
SDO/NASA (via Twitter @Camilla_SDO)

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    I posted this picture a day or so ago without the Jupiter size comparison. Now it is truly terrifying.
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    Fuck!
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    maybe i’m too close to the screen but this sun is pulsing at me
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